Of Such Life - For Black Lives Matter Poem by Richard Wlodarski

Of Such Life - For Black Lives Matter

Rating: 4.7


Enough pain
To last life
Endured such

I am not
Your damn slave
Whipped to death
For pleasure
I am not
Your sound board
Deafening you
You listen not
I am not
Your eye sore
To destroy
Resurrect
I am not
A mouthpiece
Spouting filth
Racism

I am such
Of same blood
As just you
Your brother
I do bleed
When you cut
My warm hand
But don't arm
I do scream
When you hit
Hit hit hit
But don't quit
I do see
When you poke
My eye out
But not blind
I feel
Your damn pain
Not that worse
Than just mine

I forgive
You racist
For you are
So damn blind

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Topic(s) of this poem: equality,life and death,racism
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Stop the racism! Stop the killings! Return to being God's children! Please!
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Pranab K Chakraborty 17 July 2020

I am such Of same blood As just you Your brother I do bleed When you cut My warm hand......................... message is clear. Now it depends on their acceptance. Thank you for sending.

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Louis Rams 07 July 2020

communism is trying to destroy our nation and create another civil war. it is not just whites or blacks or yellow skinned people but just all antagonist who do it. all free loving peoples voices must be heard.

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Akhtar Jawad 03 July 2020

Racism, religious extremism and undue nationalism have always resulted in wars. We all have red blood in our veins. Imperialists have always exploited our ego that leads to the above mentioned selfishness. Problem of the modern world is growing population and lack of resources.

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Pallab Chaudhury 05 July 2020

Strong and very powerful words against the people propagating narrow ideas and believes... Nicely crafted one.... Thanks for the poem being shared.10+ Stay safe.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 14 June 2022

Wonderful poem...so beautifully composed.5 stars.

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Richard Wlodarski 14 June 2022

Sincerest thanks, Dillip for believing it to be so beautifully composed!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 26 October 2021

Yes, stop racism, excellent poem, brilliantly presented, wonderful words and insightful poem 5 Stars full

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 12 August 2020

A deep sublime poem against racism on both sides. I like the bleed line and others a great too. Kudos!

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Dear Richard, Thanks for your very passionate poem, attributing to the tone and cries in our history. The world is shakened by the Black Lives Matter demonstrations. May racism and slavery proclaim their exit from our global humanity.

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Eva Mae Witt 17 July 2020

A very in depth poem written about racism many people who have slashed anyone of different color. Thank you for sharing this excellent written poem for all to read. I went through some of this myself as I grew up. I myself am of a mixed heritage. Native Canadian. Thank you Richard for sharing this.

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